As a practitioner of the martial arts, I love watching a kung fu film that shows not only technical mastery of the fighting discipline, but a cohesive understanding of storytelling and filmmaking. Then again, I also appreciate the low-budget, poorly plotted schlock of some of the earliest films, complete with unintentionally hilarious dubbing or closed captioning. Shaolin is more of the former and less of the latter in a flawed but overall quality kung fu flick. Starring Andy Lau (House of Flying Daggers), Nicholas Tse (The Stool Pigeon) and Jackie Chan in a remake of the 1982 original which debuted Jet Li, Shaolin tells the story of a Shaolin monastery caught in the transitory upheaval of rival warring factions, but is ultimately the tale of redemption for warlord Hou Jie (Lau). Hit the jump for my review of Shaolin on Blu-ray.